9 Cable Placing Equipment You Didn’t Know


When it comes to laying down cables and placing them in certain areas or moving them, a lot of people thing that this is a simple task which can be manually done with little effort and even without equipment.

This may differ from reason as cables are not complicated yet do require care when being placed as they can be damaged and improper placement can cause a chain reaction of flaws and the requirement for a back job may occur which will not only prevent progress but waste time as well.

A lot of people have difficulties when it comes to placing down and moving cables and that is because they sometimes lack the proper equipment needed for the task. Luckily Sintaductrodder has all the tools and equipment you need for such tasks.

By the looks of it, people thing placing and handling cables appears to be easy, however, they are wrong, when it comes to handling cables you must use the proper tools and equipment in order to avoid the cables being tangled or damaged.

Here is a list of 9 cable placing equipment you didn’t know:
Some of these equipment will have more than one purpose as they can help you move, carry and maneuver cables.

  • Duct Rodder

From time to time you may have seen equipment like this but may not be so aware of its real purpose or function.

A duct rodder is a piece of equipment mainly used for cable or wire laying and can be used for the measurement or cleaning in the location where the cables are or will be.

Duct Rodders provide you with the opportunity of easily completing your task by means of being efficient, sturdy, easily handled and fit for different situations.

With its sturdy makes and its accurate and flexible use, the duct rodder makes cable pulling easy and much more efficient, resulting in less time required for the job and a better output due to the good handling for the cables.

The main purpose of the duct rodder is to have it placed through a duct or pipe until the end is reached and upon reaching the end a pull tape or fish tape is to be attached and pulled back to prepare for the next steps in cable laying.

  • Heavy Duty Cable Roller

A heavy duty cable roller or straight cable roller is a tool or piece of equipment designed for handling the procedures when installing cables from a certain point to another.

These are used to allow cables to smoothly transition due to its function and mechanical feature, allowing the cable to go through without being damaged in any way.

Using a heavy duty cable roller will ensure that the placement of the cable will not have any serious interruptions and that the path of the cable will not be changed by simple pulling or tugging.

This kind of cable roller is used to pull lines going straight to their destination or to be aligned with a similar cable roller for directional change or finalizing cable installment.

  • Corner Cable Roller

With similar functions to the straight or heavy duty cable roller, the corner cable roller is designed to allow cables to be pulled freely along a corner with effort to prevent or reduce the chances of damage to the cables.

The design and structure of the corner cable roller allows the cable and other relevant wire to be placed along or through it allowing to properly handled to an extend where it can move across the designated area that requires a change in direction.

To use a corner cable roller, you must place this in the area where you wish the cable to have its passage to be altered by following the design of the corner cable roller which changes its direction from going straight to following around the corner.

The Main purpose for this is to avoid using unnecessary methods or equipment in an attempt to pull a cable around a corner which can result in damage or improper placement.

The corner cable roller can be adjusted to be fit for different angles which can be a great advantage depending on what kind of corner you are planning to lay cable through.

Using this equipment will guarantee a much smoother flow of cable with safer handling and more convenience during cable laying or installing.

  • Manhole Cable Roller

As its name suggests, the manhole cable roller is used similarly to the normal uses of a cable roller however in its case it is mainly used for ducts, underground laying and other situations where the cable must be pulled heading under another surface.

Following the basic procedures of preparing for using the manhole cable roller is the same as others where you would use a duct rodder or similar equipment for the measurements and once ready the cable is to be laid out as seen in the above image.

The structure of the manhole cable roller allows the transition from another cable roller or the source of the cable to shift to the shape the manhole cable roller has which then allows the cable to be pulled downwards for further installation.

This prevents the cable, wire or other material from gaining friction or getting tangled on surfaces above the area where the cable is meant to enter and will prevent unnecessary damage when laying out the cable.

  • Bell Mouth Cable Roller

The bell mouth cable roller is built to assist in the pulling of cables when it comes to placing them directly in a duct.

The adjustable mouth of this equipment allows it to be directly installed into a duct or pipe and adjusted once again to make sure it is a tight fit.

Once the bell mouth cable roller has been firmly locked into place by tightening its mouth via expanding it, you will be able to pull the wire through with support from the roller on the bel mouth cable roller as well as the assistance from it holding itself into the duct.

This equipment is meant mainly for ducts that have les support around it which may lead to hanging cables and more, thus allowing a cable to be supported when coming from either a lower roller or suspended roller.

This is mainly used when laying or installing cables underground or in places where other cable rollers are unnecessary or would less likely fit in the area.

  • Pulley Cable Roller

The Pulley Cable Roller is designed for suspended cables or cables that are raised above certain objects, ground or even water in order to prevent the cable from coming in contact with said terrain.

These are locked onto a surface above in order to suspend or hang the cables to be pulled at a higher level in able to prevent the contact with other objects or the ground and allows a steady flow when either pulled from topside or through another cable roller in attempt to raise the altitude of the cables flow.

Most situations that use pulley cable rollers would be when laying cables going from a certain surface heading underground or to a lower level of a building or area.

This equipment allows a steady flow regardless of the height of which the cable is raised an with a sturdy structure and build, it will be able to handle the weight of the cable as well as resist wind or other instances where the cables may be moved unintentionally.

  • Fish Tape

Fish tape is a tool mostly including a handle with a roll along with the measuring tool, used by mostly electricians to check, measure and plan out installation of wires and other similar materials through narrow or hard to reach places.

Using the fish tape you extend it along the area where you plan on installing the wire or cable in order to see if the passage is clear and to be able to attach it to another measurement tool.

The fish tape equipment has similarities with a duct rodder except for it being small and used for more delicate installations.

Once the fish tape has passed through to its destination, a measurement to is pull back to be attached an later on used when installing the main wire with the comfort of knowing that there won’t be any issues while passing through.

  • Cable Drum Jack

A cable drum jack is a sturdy piece of equipment meant for holding on to a cable drum roller or similar equipment for holding on to large quantities of cables or similar materials.

This allows the drum to be elevated allowing it to rotate freely when the cable is pulled heading towards its destination via manual pulling or cable rollers.

This is useful in order to avoid the cable drum roller from have friction with any surfaces and to avoid the cable from dropping too low to a point where it could be damaged. 

This equipment is mainly used to support the cable and its cable drum roller and to make using such equipment more efficient and require less effort, saving time and making sure the cable is properly handled.

  • Fiber Glass Push Pull Rods

Push Pull Rods are tools that are used for pushing or pulling a cable or wire through a pipe, duct or other small passageways that cannot easily be accessed.

These allow the adjustment or initiation of installing cables or wires in certain areas where normal methods would not be suitable due to the shape of the space where the cable or wire is meant to be fitted into.

This tool can be used for several purposes such as constructions, electrical installations and other cable related purposes.

Initially this equipment was made to be able to reach places that were hard to reach or to check for any blockage in the space where a cable would be fitted but nowadays it is used to check and push cables or wires through as well.

Due to the material mainly being fiberglass, this tool will be durable and can be used to an extent where it does not easily get damaged or broken and can remain durable while providing the necessary results from its use.


There are several materials that are used when placing and these are some of the 10 placing equipment you did not know about.

Of course there are more than most people would be unaware of but these are very popular and mainly used majority of the time when it comes to cable placing equipment.

Sintaductrodder offers you the best and most reliable tools and equipment for all your needs when it comes to placing cables or wires and much more.

For a better list of their products feel free to visit https://www.sintaductrodder.com/duct-rodder/ to see the best equipment available to complete jobs and tasks that require such equipment.

At Sintaductrodder you can find all the necessary equipment as well as information on how to properly use them and which situations you will need to use such tools and equipment.